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Ex-Husband Charged with Murdering, Kidnapping Jennifer Dulos in New Canaan

Mug shots Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis
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Fotis Dulos killed his estranged, fearful wife on the morning of May 24, 2019, in the New Canaan home where she and their five kids had been living for more than one year, according to a state police detective’s sworn affidavit made public Tuesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Homes in Different Parts of Town Found Burglarized, Ransacked — Almost $100K Stolen

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Within 16 hours late last week, Darien police were called to the scenes of two separate burglaries of homes in town where the residents were away for extended periods. Police found the second floor of each home ransacked, and the owners later reported men’s and women’s jewelry and other items missing — $50,570 from one of the homes, on Saint Nicholas Road, and $47,090 from the other, on Tokeneke Trail. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Man, 19, Caught Driving With More Alcohol Than ‘Zero Tolerance’ Law Allows

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According to New Canaan police, a 19-year-old Darien man drove in New Canaan just after midnight Friday with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit for a driver his age. His level wasn’t particularly high for an adult — except under the state’s “zero tolerance law” that disallows driving for those under 21 with a BAC of 0.02 or above. For drivers age 21 and older, a blood-alcohol content of less than 0.08 is acceptable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sometime in 2020, You Could Be Seeing Tattoos on Darien Cops

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Darien Police Department is one of the few in southwest Connecticut that still forbids police officers from showing their tattoos when they’re on the job. Police Chief Donald Anderson has now been authorized by the Police Commission to draw up a “general order” allowing tattoos for the department to present to a future meeting of the commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Study: Connecticut Ranks Low in DUI Arrests — at No. 43

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A new study found that Connecticut has the nation’s 43rd highest rate of drunk-driving arrests. Connecticut’s rate of DUI arrests in 2018 was 216.4 per 100,000; the national average was 330 per 100,000. (more…) Continue Reading →

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